Enjoy the great outdoors indoors (or at least whilst being partially covered) inside building extensions that most DIY nuts could only dream of. With orange trees, sun lounges and top-class restaurants inside, London is home to some pretty magnificent conservatories. Track down an oasis of leafy calm near you - with not a tomato in sight.
The sun is shining but the air is still hat-and-scarf chilly - what you need is something to let the light in and keep the cold out. This Shoreditch rooftop bar boasts a beautiful heated orangery featuring lemon, clementine, calamondin and mimosa trees, and is open daily from 10am. Stop by for all-day cocktails: hot negronis for now, jugs of spritz when it's warmer.
This colourful and nostalgia-rich collection of chocolate wrappers, royal souvenirs, toys, magazines and much more moved to a new home over winter. Its new digs include a bright, sunny cafe with glass walls overlooking a pretty garden. If youíre wrapped up warm you can marvel at the modern branding on your teabag at an outside table.
This well-hidden and truly calming green oasis is home to more than 2,000 species of tropical plants, as well as some exciting-looking fish. It normally only opens on Sunday afternoons but you can also visit on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Make sure to book if you fancy their afternoon tea.
Canary Wharf's Crossrail station won't actually have any trains in it until 2018, but the perks it's bringing to the area are already starting to flourish, and this one literally. The Crossrail Place roof gardens are covered almost entirely by a lattice of timber and air-filled plastic cushions which opens in the centre to allow a bit of the actual natural world in, come rain or shine.
The ultimate in rustic charm, complete with a real meadow on its doorstep, Petersham Nurseries is the perfect balm for the frazzled urbanite. Housed within the garden centre, the Café resembles a stately greenhouse, hung with Indian prints and pictures, and furnished with rickety tables and chairs.
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The Royal Oak
This Marylebone boozer, just around the corner from Regent's Park and Baker Street, boasts burgers from Burgershack, which means food from burger expert, Burgerac. His patties and buns are served alongside a drinks list of real ales, recognisable lagers and a concise wine list kicking off with seasonal house white and red (supplied by Borough Wines) at £16.60. Some might remember this York Street location as home to The Temperance, but Golden Age Public Houses (also behind The Prince in Stoke Newington) have brought it back to its original moniker, giving it a new lick of paint in the process. Expect a slick traditional pub look and some cool tunes from a vintage sound system - using vinyl, of course. Burgershack's burgers use meat from Nathan Mill's south-east London chop shop, The Butchery. The cheeseburger ('the dirty one') comprises a 6oz beef patty, American cheese, onion, pickles, ketchup and mustard, while 'the posh one' adds Keen's cheddar, crispy pancetta, chipotle burger sauce and iceberg lettuce. Big Apple hot dogs feature, too.
Venue says: “Now a freehouse championing the best of British breweries! Also serving sharing Sunday roasts, a la sister pub The Prince in Stokey.”